Mark Ruffalo will star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio in Martin Scorsese’s drama “Shutter Island” for Paramount and Sony Pictures reports Reuters.
Based on Dennis Lehane’s 2004 novel, Ruffalo will play U.S. Marshal Chuck Aule, who travels with his new partner (DiCaprio) to the eponymous Massachusetts island in 1954.
As they investigate the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane, they encounter a web of lies, a hurricane and a deadly inmate riot that leaves them trapped on the island.
Laeta Kalogridis adapted the script with filming set to begin shooting in March.